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Policy and Guidance
Abstract: In recent years, the production and transportation of domestic crude oil by rail has increased dramatically. Since the increase began the United States Department of...
Keywords: crude by rail, HTUA, speed
Abstract: FRA is issuing this Emergency Order to require that trains transporting large amounts of Class 3 flammable liquid through certain highly populated areas adhere to a maximum...
Information Requirements Related to the Transportation of Trains Carrying Specified Volumes of Flammable Liquids
Keywords: hazardous material, notification
Abstract: FRA and PHMSA are issuing this notice to remind railroads operating a "high hazard flammable train" (HHFT) -- defined as a train comprised of 20 or more loaded tank cars of a...
Mechanical Inspections and Wheel Impact Load Detector Standards for Trains Transporting Large Amounts of Class 3 Flammable Liquids
Abstract: Recent derailments have occurred involving trains transporting large quantities of petroleum crude oil and ethanol. Preliminary investigation of one of these recent derailments...